In October, the story of a Toronto carpenter who was building tiny portable shelters for people living on the streets to have a warmer, safer place to stay than in a tent, warmed the hearts across Canada -- but last week, he received a warning from the city, telling him his shelters were not permitted on city property due to safety concerns.
The federal Liberals plan to spend $1 billion over the next six months so cities and housing providers can buy properties being sold because of the COVID-19 pandemic and use them to keep people from becoming homeless.
The lakeside community of Kenora, Ont., a popular summer getaway for cottagers and boaters, is divided over a proposed loitering bylaw that advocates say specifically targets the city’s largely Indigenous homeless population.
A program aimed at measuring homelessness in Ontario has been put on hold by Premier Doug Ford's government, raising concerns that lack of access to data could prevent some municipalities from addressing the problem.
Elections Canada is going to homeless shelters and setting up polling stations in some shelters and hospitals – all in an effort to help 200,000 homeless Canadians feel empowered to cast a ballot on election day.
A homeless man wielding a long metal pipe rampaged through New York City early Saturday attacking other homeless people who were sleeping, killing four and leaving a fifth in critical condition, police said.